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Bellroy balances it again with the Note Sleeve bifold wallet!

Bellroy has a HUGE selection of products to handle almost any situation. Their new Note Sleeve wallet is an excellent convergence example of form, function and minimalism. If you want to carry cards, cash, coins, keys or other miscellaneous things all in a slim bifold, you’ve found a good candidate here.

Let’s open up the Bellroy Note Sleeve wallet. This color is Artic Blue

As you can see, we were able to get 4 cards comfortably in the pull tab slot, with 1 card in each of the quick slots as expected. I placed 8 slips of cash in the billfold and it’s deep enough to handle international currencies. I placed 4 quarters in the coin slot without difficulty. And there’s this clever slot here for keys or other little things and the flap to cover the coin pocket is a very nice touch.  Thought was put into this wallet to balance out bulk. Since the pull tab side would naturally create more bulk due to move cards, the coin and other misc. pocket ara were placed on the opposite side. The company recommends 4-11+ cards.

(if you want to see all the features and how many cards and cash it can hold, please watch the video)

For quality, they say it’s made from premium hides sourced from the Leather Working Group, this sounds like they don’t know the true quality of their leather, but it does come from a standards group so there is a quality level that must be met and their B-Corporation status would require them to understand all that goes into their manufacturing. It’s chrome tanned leather, which is fine, and should wear well. The leathers is cut thin, which works for the design and it does have a 3 year warranty.

The price is $85 and for all the features and quality leather, this is a reasonable price. Looking at usability, the placement of the features makes this an easy wallet to navigate, the billfold width is just right. If it would have been just a couple MM too short, we wouldn’t be able to get the cash in there comfortably. It’s a great use of the quick cards slots to facilitate the extra layers in the design. And Bellroy’s pull tab is the perfect size. The height is not so tall as to make it flop around, but is tall enough to grasp it easily. One problem is cards catch on the pull tab exit slot, which can be annoying, but not a show-stopper. But otherwise for the feature rich nature of this wallet, it’s well designed. The wallets measured as 4.02” x 3.54” and is .4” thin. They have wonderful color options with combination color for variety very much like Forrest and Harold’s wallets.

They are a certified B corporation which meets the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency and legal accountability, where they balance profit with purpose. They don’t just make products to maximize profits they try and better the world we live in. They’re based in Australia and were founded in 2010.

Let’s go over the final ratings. For quality will give them a 3, for price a 3, features a 5, usability a 4, and perception a 4.  That gives us a final score 3.6 out of 5 or 36 out of 50. Please continue to watch our videos and we hope you enjoyed this one.

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